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  • [Earlier this month] Pope Francis canonizes Three New Saints of the Americas

    04/27/2014 5:29:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    InsightScoop.com ^ | April 7, 2014 | Carl Olson
    Pope Francis canonizes Three New Saints of the Americas Left to right: Sts. Francois de [Montmorency-]Laval, José de Anchieta, and Marie de l’IncarnationPope Francis canonizes Three New Saints of the AmericasBy Michael J. Miller | CWR BlogFrom the Vatican Information Service:Vatican City, 3 April 2014 (VIS) – [On Thursday] morning the Holy Father Francis received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which he extended the liturgical cult of the following Blesseds to the Universal Church, inscribing them in the book of Saints:- Francois de [Montmorency-]Laval, French bishop of Quebec,...
  • Louisiana Congressman Admits Kissing Staffer in Video

    04/07/2014 4:21:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 75 replies
    Time ^ | Maya Rhodan
    Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who touted his Christian values while campaigning, says he is the man seen in a grainy video, passionately kissing a woman in his office two days before Christmas. He said, "Theres no doubt Ive fallen short and Im asking for forgiveness"
  • Two Americas

    01/29/2014 6:19:08 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 20 replies
    Wham 1180 AM ^ | January 2014 | Bob Lonsbury
    Two Americas The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesnt. The America that contributes, and the America that doesnt. Its not the haves and the have nots, its the dos and the donts. That is the rationale of thievery. The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you. Vote Democrat.
  • The Africa Pivot: America's New Battleground

    11/07/2013 8:10:21 AM PST · by mulder1 · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy Journal ^ | October 25, 2013 | Jon Mitchell
    The Africa Pivot: Americas New Battleground
  • Oracle makes a comeback! Team USA wins the 34th America's Cup..

    09/25/2013 2:31:01 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 25, 2013 | Reuters Reporter
    Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA won the 34th America's Cup today in one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Spithill steered Oracle's space-age, 72-foot catamaran to its eighth straight victory, speeding past Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in the winner-take-all Race 19 on San Francisco Bay to keep the oldest trophy in international sports in the United States. All but defeated a week ago, the 34-year-old Australian and his international crew twice rallied from seven-point deficits to win 9-8 Wednesday.
  • The First Word in BSA Now Stands for Betrayal

    05/24/2013 7:06:05 PM PDT · by rhema · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2013 | Rick Scarborough and Robert Knight
    Yesterday was a dark day for America. Delegates to a national Boy Scouts of America (BSA) meeting in Texas apparently voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to validate homosexuality among boys. We are outraged. This is a betrayal of the highest magnitude. It's a betrayal of the boys in the Scouts' care. It's a betrayal of trusting parents. It's a betrayal of a 103-year-old institution that has molded millions of boys into men. It's a betrayal of truth and honor. Finally, it's a betrayal of God, in Whose name the organization furthered the priceless worth of being morally straight. The immoral campaign...
  • Obama donor in process of buying up and destroying Americas top pro-gun media outlets

    02/28/2013 8:54:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/28/13 | Patrick Howley
    Employees of Obama donor Leo Hindery Jr.s media conglomerate Intermedia Partners, which now owns most of the top gun-culture media outlets in the country, believe that Hindery plans to gut and destroy all of them as part of a business plan that has already led to numerous layoffs and the virtual shuttering of prominent television production facilities in Minnesota and Montana. Hindery, an Obama donor who was considered for secretary of commerce job in the Obama administration, is managing partner of Intermedia Partners. The New York-based media private equity fund owns Intermedia Outdoor Holdings, which publishes 17 hunting, fishing, and...
  • Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong

    01/03/2013 3:07:06 AM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | January 3, 2013 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    "IRAN SPY NETWORK 30,000 STRONG Pentagon report: Iranian intelligence linked to spying, terror attacks" SNIPPET: "Irans intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report." SNIPPET: "MOIS provides financial, material, technological, or other support services to Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), all designated terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224, the report said. The spy service operates in all areas where Iran has interests, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France,...
  • When Did Humans Come to the Americas?

    01/27/2013 9:08:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | Feb 2013 | Guy Gugliotta
    Recent scientific findings date their arrival earlier than ever thought, sparking hot debate among archaeologists For much of its length, the slow-moving Aucilla River in northern Florida flows underground, tunneling through bedrock limestone. But here and there it surfaces, and preserved in those inky ponds lie secrets of the first Americans.For years adventurous divers had hunted fossils and artifacts in the sinkholes of the Aucilla about an hour east of Tallahassee. They found stone arrowheads and the bones of extinct mammals such as mammoth, mastodon and the American ice age horse.Then, in the 1980s, archaeologists from the Florida Museum of...
  • Pious coke dealers? Hezbollah: the Gambinos on steroids (Operating in the U.S.!!!!)

    01/04/2012 7:33:08 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2012 | ONATHAN SCHANZER
    Its hard to uphold a reputation as a devoutly religious terrorist group if you make millions selling cocaine. Just ask Hezbollah. Last month, the US government filed suit against a number of American and Lebanese businesses that allegedly helped bankroll the Lebanese terrorist group. The civil indictment in Manhattan blew the lid off a vast criminal network that included money-laundering, cocaine deals and more including 30 US car dealerships that helped the group launder cash. As one investigator quipped, Hezbollah is the Gambinos on steroids. The indictment charges Hezbollah kingpin Ayman Joumaa with smuggling more than 100 tons of...
  • DEA Raids Car Dealership with Alleged Ties to Terrorist Group Hezbollah

    12/18/2011 7:59:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have raided an Oklahoma car dealership that the government suspects may be one of about 30 such businesses in the U.S. involved in funding the terrorist group Hezbollah. DEA agents say the car lot of Ace Auto Leasing in Tulsa is part of a huge network that is selling cars and drugs -- and then using the money to support terrorism against the U.S., myfoxphoenix.com reports. During Friday's raid, agents could be seen carryout out filing cabinets and other items. They also questioned employees and took inventory. "They're making big time money and it's going right...
  • Two Americas: Gregory Not Charged, Iraq Vet Jailed

    01/03/2013 6:26:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/3/13 | John Nolte
    The media's so full of it. Over the past few weeks, the wife and I have been re-watching the brilliant HBO drama, "The Wire." The show's fifth and final season focuses on the plight of "The Baltimore Sun," as the daily newspaper deals with a collapsing business model in the age of the inter-webs. One of the story's subplots involves a reporter with ambitions to someday work for the "The New York Times" or "The Washington Post." He's a bit overly ambitious, though, and ends up falsifying quotes and sources in order to make a name for himself. One of...
  • And, about blogging

    11/07/2012 7:51:50 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 7 replies
    Fausta's Blog ^ | November 7, 2012 | Fausta
    Fausta, a longtime compatriot, just posted the following missive. I am considering ceasing to blog on politics. For eight years I have posted on serious issues taking place in our hemisphere that affect our everyday lives, and, to be honest, Ive about had it. Every post on Latin America takes time researching sources from the country in Spanish, French or Portuguese, plus English-language reports. And what for? The American media and the American public would care more if the Iranians were making deals with Martians than they care if Hezbollah makes deals with the Zetas right in our own country....
  • Ancient migration: Coming to America

    05/02/2012 10:12:27 PM PDT · by Theoria · 92 replies
    Nature ^ | 02 May 2012 | Adam Curry
    For decades, scientists thought that the Clovis hunters were the first to cross the Arctic to America. They were wrong and now they need a better theory The mastodon was old, its teeth worn to nubs. It was perfect prey for a band of hunters, wielding spears tipped with needle-sharp points made from bone. Sensing an easy target, they closed in for the kill. Almost 14,000 years later, there is no way to tell how many hits it took to bring the beast to the ground near the coast of present-day Washington state. But at least one struck home,...
  • Evidence of the earliest human activity found in Chiles south

    04/28/2012 8:46:32 AM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    The Santiago Times ^ | 22 April 2012 | Jason Suder
    University archaeologists found 14,000-year-old knives while studying elephant ancestors. Archaeologists and anthropologists excavating a site in the south of Chile have uncovered stones that are believed to have been used as tools by humans 14,000 years ago. Scientists from Universidad Catlica de Temuco and Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh) were able to determine these were tools because they exhibit the marking congruent with ancient knives and cutting utensils. The Volcano of Osorno nearby the site where scientists uncovered 14,000-year-old tools. (Photo by Claudio Seplveda Geoffroy/Flickr) There are rock detachments from a simple, intentional blow that demonstrate that they were doctored,...
  • Did Ancient Drifters 'Discover' British Columbia?

    04/25/2012 4:58:58 PM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The Tyee ^ | 03 April 2012 | Daniel Wood
    Legends and bits of evidence tell a story of Asians arriving here long, long ago. Part one of two. "Even pale ink is better than memory." -- Chinese proverbAs the tide creeps over the sand flats of Pachena Bay south of Bamfield, it brings ashore the flotsam of the Pacific that -- on occasion -- hints at extraordinary travels and a mystery of historic proportions. Amid the kelp, in decades past, hundreds of green-glass fishing floats would arrive intact on the Vancouver Island coast, having ridden the powerful Japanese Current in year-long transits from Asia. But on rare occasions, entire...
  • America's First Christmas 1539, Tallahassee, Florida

    03/29/2012 2:30:01 PM PDT · by First Christmas · 4 replies
    The sixteenth century Spaniard, Hernando de Soto, is remembered by historians for his exploration of the southeastern United States, which began in Florida. A former mercenary soldier in the conquest of Central and South America, he hoped to increase his notoriety and fortune by leading an expedition through parts of North America. In the end, De Sotos army spent over four years and covered 4,000 miles in its quest for gold and new territory to colonize. Neither resulted from his efforts. With approval from the Spanish Crown, De Soto assembled his expedition. He financed the endeavor himself with the understanding...
  • Watch Americas Survival TV Pre-Conference Soros Files Videos

    01/04/2012 4:26:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 1/4/12 | Teresa
    Cliff Kincaid introduces the Soros files conference and the new www.sorosfiles.com website, a project of Americas Survival, Inc. He says the public must understand how hedge fund billionaire George Soros and his puppet, Barack Obama, are transforming and destroying the American system.
  • US commandos bolster anti-drug fight in Americas: report (DEA abroad)

    11/08/2011 6:03:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 7, 2011 | original source NY Times
    The US Drug Enforcement Agency has five commando-style squads it has been quietly deploying for the past several years to various countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean, the New York Times reported Monday. The countries where the commando teams have been deployed include Haiti, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Belize, all countries struggling to combat drug trafficking, the daily wrote. The program, known by its acronym FAST -- Foreign-deployed Advisory Support Team -- dates back to the George W. Bush administration. It was created originally to investigate Taliban-linked drug traffickers in Afghanistan. But US President Barack...
  • The Seaweed Trail: Peopling the Americas

    10/17/2011 1:55:09 PM PDT · by Renfield · 12 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | 10-12-2011 | Keith Davis
    Mapmakers once thought the earth was flat. Astronomers used to believe the sun circled the earth. As late as the 1990s, archaeologists were convinced that the original American settlers crossed a land bridge from Asia into Alaska, found daylight between the glaciers, and gradually followed it south. According to what had been orthodox thinking, that happened about 12,000 years ago. Suppose it were true, says Jack Rossen, associate professor and chair of the Department of anthropology. Suppose you could find a corridor through a mile-high wall of ice and follow it for a thousand miles. What would you eat? Popsicles?...
  • The Americas, Not the Middle East, Will Be the World Capital of Energy (Adios, OPEC.)

    08/19/2011 2:20:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | SEPT/OCT 2011 | AMY MYERS JAFFE
    For half a century, the global energy supply's center of gravity has been the Middle East. This fact has had self-evidently enormous implications for the world we live in -- and it's about to change. By the 2020s, the capital of energy will likely have shifted back to the Western Hemisphere, where it was prior to the ascendancy of Middle Eastern megasuppliers such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in the 1960s. The reasons for this shift are partly technological and partly political. Geologists have long known that the Americas are home to plentiful hydrocarbons trapped in hard-to-reach offshore deposits, on-land...
  • Of Course America's Psychos Are Ripe for London-Style Riots

    08/15/2011 5:54:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/15/11 | Rachel Marsden
    Share27 Print Forward Rachel Marsden 110 Comments Of Course America's Psychos Are Ripe for London-Style Riots by Rachel Marsden 08/14/2011 The riots that ravaged urban England take root in phenomena that aren't exclusive to that country, but are increasingly on the rise everywhere. Could the same thing happen in America? Of course it could. And here's why. The acute social breakdown sparked by a single police killing of a perp who happened to be waving around a gun wasn't unlike the rioting that took place in Vancouver, Canada, earlier this year when the Vancouver Canucks hockey team lost the Stanley...
  • Homeless hell in America's Midwest

    Thousands of middle-class U.S. families are being forced to sleep on floors in public buildings because so many have lost their homes and jobs in the economic crisis. These shelters were once the preserve of drug addicts and alcoholics but now normal Americans are having to bed down in halls and corridors as they have no other place to go. An investigation has also found many from the Midwest are spending their benefits to stay in motels for up to ten days a month to avoid having every night on mattresses surrounded by dozens of strangers. Experts say that these...
  • Kristof Claims Republicans Are 'Biggest Threat To America's National Security'

    07/24/2011 4:27:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Latest dispatch from the Department of Dissent Is No Longer Patriotic: because they won't raise taxes, Republicans are more dangerous to US national security than al Qaeda. That is the view of Nicholas Kristof in his column, "Republicans, Zealots and Our Security", in today's New York Times. View excerpts here.
  • Brazil & China: Americas Enemies Cuddle Up

    04/21/2011 7:22:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Trevorloudon.com ^ | Trevor Loudon
    Brazils new former Marxist terrorist President and Obama friend, Dilma Rousseff, is wasting no time in cuddling up to Americas enemies. From the Communist Party of China website Beijing, April 13, 2011. The presidents of China and Brazil on Tuesday signed a joint communique after their talks in Beijing, pledging the two countries will continue to promote cooperation in culture, education, sports and tourism. The two countries reiterated their willingness to deepen exchanges in education and highlighted the importance of exchanges between students, teachers and scholars from both countries, according to the joint communique. The two sides also expressed their...
  • Clash for Americas soul continues apace

    03/25/2011 4:47:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/25/11 | Robert Knight
    Underneath headlines about Libya, the Japanese disaster and the Republicans dainty attempts to nip around the edges of our massive federal debt, the culture war is raging. The left is lobbing nukes into the institution of marriage and the military. Obamacare is going forward, complete with funding for abortion and massive increases in the size of the already enormous Department of Health and Human Services. Defunding this increasingly unpopular power grab should be in every budget bill - but its not. Using a combination of judicial activism, executive malfeasance and
  • Shariah Law on Americas Shores: Townhall Magazine Examines Terrors Secret Weapon

    03/25/2011 2:39:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/25/11 | Meredith Jessup
    The impending threat of radical Islam is not one that stops at Americas borders. A detailed new analysis featured in the April issue of Townhall Magazine, posted here as an online exclusive for Blaze readers, examines how Muslim radicals are aggressively using liberal courts, American businesses and outspoken activists inside our own country to implement Islamic Shariah law an uncompromising religious code that runs counter to freedoms preserved in the American Constitution. - The Shariah Threat by Kathy Jessup A judge refuses a protection order for a woman raped by her Muslim husband, ruling the mans abuse is allowed...
  • There Are Two Americas...And One Of Them Can't Read

    03/06/2011 11:45:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 95 replies
    right side news ^ | 3/5/11 | Bruce Price
    Okay, folks, place your bets. Was it clueless incompetence on a cosmic scale? Or, was it John Deweys collectivist wet dream turned Clockwork Orange? One of these ways or the other, we became a country with 50,000,000 functional illiterates, people who can't read a cereal box, never mind instructions on a pill bottle when that exact skill might save a life. Prisons are full of people who can't read. The country's schools wallow in mediocrity. All thanks to educational malfeasance, decade after decade. Illiteracy_in_AmericaJ'accuse! J'accuse! The so-called experts in charge of reading are derelict and destructive. Please, remove these parasites...
  • Democrats: Emboldening America's Enemies & Terrifying Her Allies Since 1976

    02/16/2011 3:10:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Human Events ^ | Ann Coulter
    The Middle East is on fire again, and crazy Muslims with funny names aren't helping things -- Mahmoud, ElBaradei, al-Banna, Barack... The major new development is that NOW liberals want to get rid of a dictator in the Middle East! Where were they when we were taking out the guy with the rape rooms? Remember? The one who had gassed his own people, invaded his neighbors and was desperately seeking weapons of mass destruction? The guy who emerged from a spider hole looking like Charlie Sheen after a three-day bender?
  • America's Dangerous 'Bromance'

    02/07/2011 5:28:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Egypt: As the U.S. pushes for the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood in a new Egyptian government, a frightening revelation emerges: The fundamentalist group would be part of a regime that has an active WMD program. The U.S. wants to include the Muslim Brotherhood in talks on a future government, with the possibility it might even be part of a coalition. All very innocent sounding, except inclusion of hard-liners in such coalitions can lead to an eventual takeover of the government. Expect no different in Egypt. As retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis wrote in Human Events this week, "An...
  • Once Again, MTV Exploits Americas Youth

    02/02/2011 9:53:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2011 | Marybeth Hicks
    Admittedly, the Egyptian uprising, the nullification of Obamacare and the ongoing ramifications of "Snowpocolypse 2011" could render the controversy about an MTV original program insignificant by comparison. After all, MTV is only out to destroy an entire generation. No big deal. Every adult - not just parents - should take the time to learn about the MTV show "Skins," a new "teen drama" that the Parents Television Council (PTC) has deemed "the most dangerous show on TV." Be careful when you go hunting for information about "Skins" lest your spouse conclude you've developed an interest in child pornography. The publicity...
  • Americas Worst Politician

    10/24/2010 9:44:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Newsweek Magazine ^ | 10/24/10 | George Will
    ORLANDOThere are hundreds of plausible nominees for the title of Americas Second-Smarmiest Politician, but surely the top spot is un-contested. Americans of all political persuasions can come together in affirming one proposition: Public life would be improved by scrubbing Rep. Alan Grayson from it. This act of civic hygiene probably will be performed Nov. 2 by voters of Floridas Eighth Congressional District. Polls indicate that a majority of them plan to deny Grayson, 52, a second term by electing his resonantly named opponent, Daniel Webster.
  • Rumsfeld Says America is Servicemembers Gift to Future

    06/25/2010 12:54:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 America exists and prospers because members of the U.S. armed forces step forward and protect it, former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. "In a very real sense, he said, America is their gift to the future." Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, addresses the audience while former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld looks on during Rumsfeld's portrait unveiling ceremony at the Pentagon, June 25, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. This country which has treated me so well exists and prospers because the members...
  • America's Future NOW! - Washington gathering plan next steps to socialist U.S.A.

    06/08/2010 10:22:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 83+ views
    kewiki.org ^ | 6/8/10 | Trevor L.
    America's Future NOW! is underway right now at Washington D.C's grand old Omni Shoreham hotel. For three days leading activists from the radical Instititute for Policy Studies, Democratic Socialists of America, Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Democratic Party, labor unions and "community organizations" confer and plan the next stages of the Obama revolution. The event is organized by Campaign for America's Future, itself a creation of I.PS. and D.S.A. and is the latest incarnation of the Take Back America conferences that ran for several years up to 2008. This is the heart of the "progressive" movement that put Barack Obama...
  • Obama: Americas Great Trojan Horse

    05/10/2010 9:54:51 AM PDT · by beericus · 3 replies · 316+ views
    Men's Daily Forum ^ | may 10th | B.H.Traakon
    Liberty flourished and those who would defeat her pressed their wills on distant shores. Wherever Liberty was oppressed, Free Men rose and ruined the yoke that would constrain them; the world saw America as the shining star of freedom and its defender at all cost. Despot after despot dashed their oppressive wills against the walls of Freedom and time after time, continent after continent, they were defeated. With direct assault failing the oppressors of men would need a new tactic, if Liberty could not be controlled from without it must be stolen from within. Thus began the construction of the...
  • Americas Shiny New Palestinian Militia

    03/16/2010 11:09:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 757+ views
    NRO ^ | 3/16/10 | Daniel Pipes
    No matter how events play out, this story ends with U.S.-trained soldiers pointing their guns at Israel. The stupidest program the U.S. government has ever undertaken last year thats what I called American efforts to improve the Palestinian Authority (PA) military force. Slightly hyperbolic, yes, but the description fits because those efforts enhance the fighting power of enemies of the United States and its Israeli ally. First, a primer about the program, drawing on a recent Center for Near East Policy Research study by David Bedein and Arlene Kushner: Shortly after Yasir Arafat died in late 2004, the U.S....
  • On this rare map, China is the center of the world

    01/12/2010 9:30:36 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 10 replies · 1,317+ views
    AP via yahoo ^ | 12 January 2010 | BRETT ZONGKER
    WASHINGTON A rarely seen 400-year-old map that identified Florida as "the Land of Flowers" and put China at the center of the world went on display Tuesday at the Library of Congress.The map created by Matteo Ricci was the first in Chinese to show the Americas. Ricci, a Jesuit missionary from Italy, was among the first Westerners to live in what is now Beijing in the early 1600s. Known for introducing Western science to China, Ricci created the map in 1602 at the request of Emperor Wanli.Ricci's map includes pictures and annotations describing different regions of the world. Africa...
  • Veterans Day: They have stood watch over Americas peace

    11/12/2009 7:47:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 375+ views
    SIERRA VISTA From the founding of America through today, the citizens of the nation owe veterans a debt of gratitude, an Army colonel said Wednesday. Speaking at the end of Sierra Vistas 15th annual Veterans Day parade, Col. Timothy Faulkner said no less a person than President George Washington noted the need to appreciate veterans after the Revolutionary War. Faulkner, Fort Huachucas garrison commander, said it was Washington who set the tone that carries through to today when he said, We owe veterans a debt of gratitude, indeed a debt of honor. And the colonel noted that from Valley...
  • Report: Islam in America's Classrooms, History or Propaganda?

    10/01/2009 9:23:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 568+ views
    Act for America ^ | 1/28/2009 | ACT! for America, Mission Viejo Chapter & the United American Committee Truth in Education Joint Sub
    Introduction Imagine that one afternoon you ask your child or grandchild who is in 7th grade, ―What did you learn in school today?‖ Much to your surprise they answer, ―I learned about the African exodus to America after our country was founded.‖ ―African exodus to America?‖ you ask. ―I never heard it called that before.‖ ―Yes, it‘s all here in my textbook. My teacher says that earlier explanations of how Africans came to the new world as ―slaves‖ were written by uninformed, America-hating authors who have been discredited.‖ You open her brand-new textbook to the chapter on ―The African Exodus...
  • An undemocratic tide in the Americas (Newt Gingrich)

    09/26/2009 6:28:34 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies · 896+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 25, 2009 | Newt Gingrich
    What is the Obama administration thinking? A close ally of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez sits barricaded in the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, having been lawfully convicted of attempting a slow-motion coup in Honduras. Paid bands of his rent-a-thugs are terrorizing and looting the city. And the Obama administration is effectively cheering them on. It all began this summer, when Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was deposed and deported following his attempt to subvert the Honduran Constitution. In a part of the world where strongmen -- or caudillos -- too often use democratic means to gain power but then refuse to relinquish...
  • Not America's Proudest Moment

    09/13/2009 2:22:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies · 2,210+ views
    CBS ^ | 9/13/09 | Bob Schieffer
    Forget Bipartisanship, Comity or Civility - Schieffer Says Mindless Meanness Has Invaded the Public Commons (CBS) That was not a State of the Union speech we heard the other night, but it had all the trappings - and when that Congressman hollered "You lie!" at the President, we did get a snapshot of the nation's state. It was not a pretty picture. The country is in an angry mood - people are frustrated, tempers are short, congressmen are being shouted down at town hall meetings (where constituents sometimes show up with guns), and at rallies like the one yesterday in...
  • FOX News Poll: Where Americans Stand on the Issues

    05/18/2009 11:47:14 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 9 replies · 1,314+ views
    FNC ^ | 5/17/09 | Dana Blanton
    The latest FOX News poll asked Americans their views on everything from Guantanamo Bay to gun control to gay marriage to global warming. Here are some of the findings. Just over half of Americans (55 percent) oppose transferring detainees from the Guantanamo Bay facility to prison facilities in the United States. Even so, they are divided on whether bringing the detainees to the United States will put the country at risk. While some 43 percent think transferring the detainees to U.S. prison facilities would make the country less safe, about the same number -- 45 percent -- think it would...
  • Labor Department Launches Americas Heroes at Work Web Site

    08/22/2008 4:55:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 183+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2008 The U.S. Labor Department launched a Web site called Americas Heroes at Work this week to help veterans afflicted with traumatic-brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder succeed in the workplace. Americas Heroes at Work really focuses on the employment challenges of our returning veterans from the war on terror, if they are living with a brain injury or living with a stress disorder, Charles S. Ciccolella, the Labor Departments assistant secretary for Veterans Employment and Training Service, told bloggers in a Aug. 22 teleconference to discuss the new Web site. Ciccolella said the Labor...
  • When Worlds Collide

    06/03/2008 1:30:32 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 26 replies · 113+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/09/2008 | P.J. O'Rourke
    The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago has a new permanent exhibit of savagery and barbarism, "The Ancient Americas." The ancient Americans themselves are not portrayed as savage or barbarous. (How surprising. Knock me over with a feather.) The savages and barbarians are the museum's curators. They plunder history, ravage archaeology, do violence to intelligence, and lay waste to wisdom, faith, and common sense. At the Field Museum, the bygone aboriginal inhabitants of our hemisphere are shown to be regular folks, the same as you and me, although usually more naked and always more noble. Ancient Americans have attained...
  • Bison Bones Bolster Idea Ice Age Seafarers First To Americas

    03/24/2008 2:14:57 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 765+ views
    The NationalPost ^ | 3-24-2008 | Randy Boswell - Can West News Service
    Bison bones bolster idea Ice Age seafarers first to Americas Randy Boswell, Canwest News Service Published: Monday, March 24, 2008 Head of a bison, part of a series of ancient bison bones found on Vancouver Island and nearby Orcas Island in Washington state. A series of discoveries of ancient bison bones on Vancouver Island and nearby Orcas Island in Washington state is fuelling excitement among researchers that the Pacific coast offered a food-rich ecosystem for Ice Age hunters some 14,000 years ago -- much earlier than the prevailing scientific theory pegs the arrival of humans to the New World. Fourteen...
  • Americas Settled 15,000 Years Ago, Study Says

    03/13/2008 2:12:58 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies · 1,270+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 3-13-2008 | Stefan Lovgren
    Americas Settled 15,000 Years Ago, Study Says Stefan Lovgren for National Geographic NewsMarch 13, 2008 A consensus is emerging in the highly contentious debate over the colonization of the Americas, according to a study that says the bulk of the region wasn't settled until as late as 15,000 years ago. Researchers analyzed both archaeological and genetic evidence from several dozen sites throughout the Americas and eastern Asia for the paper. "In the past archaeologists haven't paid too much attention to molecular genetic evidence," said lead author Ted Goebel, an archaeologist at Texas A&M University in College Station. "We have brought...
  • A Three-Stage Colonization Model for the Peopling of the Americas

    02/13/2008 10:45:46 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 281+ views
    Plosone.org ^ | 2-13-2008 | Andrew Kitchen1, Michael M. Miyamoto, Connie J. Mulligan
    A Three-Stage Colonization Model for the Peopling of the Americas Andrew Kitchen1, Michael M. Miyamoto2, Connie J. Mulligan1* 1 Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America, 2 Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America Abstract Background We evaluate the process by which the Americas were originally colonized and propose a three-stage model that integrates current genetic, archaeological, geological, and paleoecological data. Specifically, we analyze mitochondrial and nuclear genetic data by using complementary coalescent models of demographic history and incorporating non-genetic data to enhance the anthropological relevance of the analysis. Methodology/Findings...
  • Bush Counts Troops Among Americas Blessings This Thanksgiving

    11/19/2007 3:58:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 66+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2007 President Bush issued his Thanksgiving greeting today, counting members of the U.S. military among the many blessings Americans have to be thankful for. Today, the men and women of the United States armed forces are taking risks for our freedom, the president said at historic Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, Va. They're fighting on the front lines of the war on terror, the war against extremists and radicals who would do us more harm. Bush noted that many U.S. troops will spend Thanksgiving far away from the comforts of home and expressed thanks for...
  • Oldest synagogue in Americas draws tourists to Brazil [Circa 1636]

    11/12/2007 1:28:46 PM PST · by BGHater · 3 replies · 78+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11 Nov 2007 | Raymond Colitt
    RECIFE (Reuters) - Flanked by bustling cafes in downtown Recife on Brazil's northeastern coast is a little-known treasure of Jewish history in the New World -- the oldest synagogue in the Americas. Sephardic Jews built the two-story Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue before 1641 -- most likely in 1636 -- when they enjoyed religious freedom under the Dutch, who ruled part of the northeast region from 1630 to 1654 to control sugar production. The Mikve Israel Congregation in Curacao, a Dutch Antilles island in the Carribean, was considered by some to have been the first congregation in the Americas. But it...
  • Happy Indigenous Resistance Day!

    10/12/2007 12:05:32 PM PDT · by americanophile · 23 replies · 463+ views
    Gopublius ^ | October 12, 2007 | Gopublius
    Yes, its a beautiful day in the land Columbus discovered, I mean ruthlessly subjugated. While in America only a handful of societys most marginal figures have decided to take up the call, in the yet to be renamed, South America, the campaign, known as Indigenous Resistance Day is gathering momentum. The Guardian, the U.K.s most dedicated leftist newspaper cast the movement in these terms: Now, however, a counter-attack is under way. After centuries as underdogs, indigenous people are rising up - peacefully - to seize political power and assert their heritage. The so-called pink tide of leftwing governments has surged...